No. S 581
Planning Act 1998
(Act 3 of 1998)
Planning (Development Charge — Exemption) (Amendment) Rules 1998
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 40 of the Planning Act 1998, the Minister for National Development hereby makes the following Rules:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Planning (Development Charge — Exemption) (Amendment) Rules 1998 and shall come into operation on 1st December 1998.
New rule 9
2.  The Planning (Development Charge — Exemption) Rules (R 6) are amended by inserting, immediately after rule 8, the following rule:
Exemption in respect of dwelling-house within landed housing development which cannot be subdivided
9.—(1)  A person shall be exempted from liability under section 35 of the Act to pay any development charge for the following development of land authorised by any planning permission or conservation permission granted on or after 1st December 1998 under section 14(4) of the Act:
(a)any addition of floor area for residential use to an existing dwelling-house, being one of 2 or more dwelling-houses erected on one or more lots of land which cannot be subdivided according to the boundaries of the dwelling-houses (together with their curtilage) under the relevant subdivision guidelines issued by the competent authority as are in force on or after 1st December 1998;
(b)the erection of a single dwelling-house to replace an existing dwelling-house, being one of 2 or more dwelling-houses erected on one or more lots of land which cannot be subdivided according to the boundaries of the dwelling-houses (together with their curtilage) under the relevant subdivision guidelines issued by the competent authority as are in force on or after 1st December 1998; or
(c)the erection of a single dwelling-house on land previously occupied by a dwelling-house which was one of 2 or more dwelling-houses erected on one or more lots of land which cannot be subdivided according to the boundaries of the dwelling-houses (together with their curtilage) under the relevant subdivision guidelines issued by the competent authority as are in force on or after 1st December 1998 and which, at the time of the application for the planning permission or conservation permission or amendment thereto, has been demolished.
(2)  For the purpose of this rule, "dwelling-house" means any detached, semi-detached, linked or terrace house used wholly or mainly for the purpose of human habitation but does not include a dwelling-house governed by the provisions of the Land Titles (Strata) Act (Cap. 158).”.
[G.N. No. S 478/97]

Made this 28th day of November 1998.

LAM CHUAN LEONG
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of National Development,
Singapore.
[ND 265/5-68 Pt. 5; AG/LEG/SL/232/97/1 Vol. 1]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 40(2) of the Planning Act 1998).